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Notice of Federal Programs Planning for Tolar ISD:


Tolar Independent School District is currently in the planning process for the following programs:

2024-2025 ESSA Consolidated Federal Application:

  • Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
  • Title II, Part A - Improving Teacher Quality
  • Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Achievement

Individuals, Private Nonprofit Schools, and/or Homeschools with government nonprofit status that serve students living within Tolar ISD boundaries and that are interested in receiving program information on participation and/or providing input into program planning for services for eligible students may contact: Kristen Carey, Assistant Superintendent, 254-835-4718.

Title I, Part A

Title I is a federally funded program, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESEA was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (EESA). Title I provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools, with high concentrations of students from low-income families, provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a school wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research. The program is designed to accomplish four primary goals:

  • Provide supplementary education to students eligible for services;

  • Provide additional funding to schools and districts serving high concentrations of children from low-income families;

  • Focus educators on the needs of special student populations; and

  • Improve the academic achievement of eligible students, reduce performance gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and assist eligible students in meeting high academic standards.

Title II, Part A—Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

The purpose and intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to the LEAs to do the following:

  • Increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools

  • Hold LEAs and schools accountable for improving student achievement

Title IV, Part A—Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program

Areas of focus for this grant area are as follows:  

  • Well-rounded education, student health and safety, and support effective use of technology.